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GP victory in landmark whistleblowing legal case

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I have first hand experience of the consequences of whistle-blowing and I can tell you that there is no support or transparency for those involved. I, too, went through the 'it's a partnership problem' despite a constant flow of patient complaints inter alia. Evidence of poor performance was submitted to the authorities, the authors requesting anonymity for fear of reprisals. As a result of respecting their anonymity I was accused of hindering the investigation, whilst at the same time being reminded of my GMC obligations. Ultimately, the stress and strain took its toll and I now work as a locum. Hold on to your principles. Do what is morally right for the good of your patients. But don’t expect anyone to back you up.

Posted date

15 Jun 2013

Posted time

6:38pm

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